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PTA Reflections National Art Contest

Calling All Students to Enter the PTA Reflections National Art Contest!

Many of your children are spending their time at home expressing themselves creatively. We would love to see the results of their creative work!
Reflections is a National PTA competition that welcomes students of all grades and abilities to get involved in the arts. 
The theme this year is "I Matter Because..."  and entries can be in the categories of visual art, film, dance, photography, music and literature.
For more details  or questions, please click hereand contact Vanessa McCafferty or Tricia Kidd 
All entries are due electronically on Friday October, 13, 2020. 
PTA Reflections Contest
PTA Reflections encourages students of all ages to:
  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art



All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Visual Arts

Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs.


School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration.


The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Outstanding Interpretation, Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit.


Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round.